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Edinburgh Phoenix has left the nest!
Scotland's newest RSPB Youth Group has just launched in spectacular style, so for a peek at the kind of brilliance and opportunity our groups attract please read on for an account written by a brand new Phoenix - Annie, aged 16. Edinburgh Phoenix Diary, 27th May 2012 The temperatures were...
12 Jun 2012
RSPB Kelvingrove: Glasgow’s schoolchildren get creative
Glasgow’s schoolchildren have been celebrating Scotland’s amazing wildlife with an art competition organised by RSPB Scotland. Drawings, painting and sculptures were created as part of the RSPB’s annual Big Schools’ Birdwatch (which this year runs from 16-30 January) and all...
13 Jan 2012
RSPB Scotland’s “Christmas Tweats” goes down a storm
Last week RSPB Scotland hosted “Christmas Tweats”, a well-attended CPD (continuous professional development) event at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The event focused on how teachers and their classes can get school grounds wildlife-friendly ready for Christmas. Teachers enjoyed...
12 Dec 2011
Get ready for Feed the Birds Day on 29 October!
Over the last few days here in Birmingham, it has properly started to feel like Autumn. I love this time of year. The golden sunlight showcases nature's beauty brilliantly and forces you to look more closely at tiny details you haven't seen before. I love the cool crisp air in the morning. I...
20 Oct 2011
Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to mark the occasion than a Nocturnal Nature Expedition with your brave adventurers at Wat Tyler Park ? Learn about the secret world of nocturnal creatures on Friday 28 th October by joining the RSPB for a spooky family evening, you never know...
17 Oct 2011
Lots of you have been getting active at school or at home to help Save our Birds of Prey , and I am pleased to report that so far we have raised a brilliant £3,595.04 ! Thanks to everyone who has helped to raise this amount including these two keen fundraisers who I’m going to be mentioning...
26 Sep 2011
Big Schools' Birdwatch is back!
It’s that time of year again! We’ve just opened our Big Schools' Birdwatch 2012 web pages for you to have a look at, and to register for next year’s event. What is Big Schools' Birdwatch? I’m sure many of you visiting this blog may not have heard of the Big Schools'...
21 Sep 2011
So you’ve got your classroom all sorted, you’ve labelled the drawers, dusted the books and changed your displays, but have you thought about the space outside your window? The grounds of schools can sometimes be damp and dismal places, with little reason for cheer. However, I know some...
19 Sep 2011
What is Wildsquare?
Blogger: Sarah Newton, Youth Project Officer WildSquare is the RSPB’s new children’s nature offering. It is a national bi-monthly survey aimed at helping children to discover the fascinating nature on their doorstep without being bamboozled by technical terms, tricky identifications or...
15 Sep 2011
New school year, new plans...?
Here in the Youth and Education team we are working really hard on some brilliant new resources which will be coming your way throughout the year (more updates to follow!). However, we already have a wealth of existing resources that you may or may not know about, so please have a look if you haven’t...
12 Sep 2011
Birds of Prey fly into a school near you!
Well, I’ve mentioned already that there are some new projects in the pipeline, and here’s one of them! The Save birds of prey appeal is currently being rolled out to schools and Wildlife Explorer clubs, and is free for anybody interested to use with their classes, clubs or groups. If...
7 Sep 2011
The Big Schools’ Birdwatch group is moving
Exciting news! We are pleased to announce that the Big Schools’ Birdwatch group is moving, to be part of a bigger and better RSPB ‘Learning’ group! From 1 September, the new group will be active and you’ll be able to read regular blog posts from RSPB education and youth staff...
22 Aug 2011
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